Alakazam: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Alakazam: Type, Powers, Strengths, Weaknesses, Evolutions and Moves

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Pokémon started off as a video game series and although new creatures are primarily introduced in the video games, the anime series has become as popular as the video games. As of December 2021, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Alakazam.

Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Kadabra through Trading; it is the highest evolution of Abra. By using Alakazite, it can evolve into Mega Alakazam. Alakazam is one of the strongest attackers from Generation I, although it has low defensive stats. It is weak to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type moves, and is super effective against Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed an Alakazam in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Alakazam: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Alakazam are Confusion and Psychic if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Confusion reveals the following: “The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target”; as for Psychic, the attack is described as follows: “The target is hit with a strong telekinetic force to inflict damage. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a pure Psychic-type Pokémon, Alakazam is super effective against Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon. It is weak against Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any specific type. It deals and received normal damage from Normal-, Flying-, Poison-, Ground-, Rock-, Steel-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type Pokémon.

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Powers and abilities

Alakazam’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatBase StatMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP55130 162 251 314 
Special Attack135139155187205275306369405
Special Defense95103115147161203226289317

In Pokémon GO, Alakazam has a Base Stamina of 146, a Base Attack of 271, and a Base Defense of 167.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Sycnhronize: The attacker will receive the same status condition if it inflicts a burn, poison, or paralysis to the Pokémon. (or)
  • Inner Focus: The Pokémon’s intensely focused, and that protects the Pokémon from flinching.
  • Magic Guard: The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks. (Hidden Ability)
  • Trace: When it enters a battle, the Pokémon copies an opposing Pokémon’s Ability. (as Mega Alakazam)


Alakazam is the final evolution stage of Abra and Kadabra. Abra evolves into Kadabra by leveling up, starting with Level 16. Kadabra further evolves into Alakazam through Trading. If an Alakazam holds the Alakazite, it can evolve into Mega Alakazam. This Pokémon doesn’t have any known Regional Variants.

Alakazam: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Alakazam also evolves from Abra and Kadabra. To evolve your Abra into Kadabra, you need 25 Abra Candies. To further evolve Kadabra into Alazakam, you need either 100 Abra Candies or you need to Trade your Kadabra with another player. Mega Alakazam is, as of December 2021, still not available in Pokémon GO.


As of Generation VIII, the movies that Alakazam can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Alakazam
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Alakazam
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
15Ally SwitchPsychicStatus—%15
20Psycho CutPsychicPhysical70100%20
40Role PlayPsychicStatus—%10
45Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10
50Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20


 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM01Focus PunchFightingPhysical150100%20
TM04Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
TM11Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM15Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM16Light ScreenPsychicStatus—%30
TM18Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM21Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
TM23Iron TailSteelPhysical10075%15
TM30Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TM32Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
TM34Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20
TM48Skill SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM52Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070%5
TM53Energy BallGrassSpecial90100%10
TM57Charge BeamElectricSpecial5090%10
TM60Drain PunchFightingPhysical75100%10
TM63Nasty PlotDarkStatus—%20
TM68Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM73Thunder WaveElectricStatus90%20
TM77Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
TM82Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TM85Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
TM86Grass KnotGrassSpecial100%20
TM92Trick RoomPsychicStatus—%5

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
Barrier ×PsychicStatus—%20
Bide ×NormalPhysical—%10
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
Charge BeamElectricSpecial5090%10
Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical10050%5
Embargo ×DarkStatus100%15
Flash ×NormalStatus100%20
Focus PunchFightingPhysical150100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Knock OffDarkPhysical65100%20
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
Miracle Eye ×PsychicStatus—%40
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Night ShadeGhostSpecial100%15
Nightmare ×GhostStatus100%15
Power TrickPsychicStatus—%10
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus100%10
Psywave ×PsychicSpecial100%15
Rage ×NormalPhysical20100%20
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Seismic TossFightingPhysical100%20
Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20
Signal Beam ×BugSpecial75100%15
Skull BashNormalPhysical130100%10
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
Take DownNormalPhysical9085%20
Telekinesis ×PsychicStatus—%15
Zap CannonElectricSpecial12050%5

In Pokémon GO, Alakazam can learn Psycho Cut, Confusion, and Counter as Fast Attacks, and Future Sight, Focus Blast, Shadow Ball, Fire Punch, Dazzling Gleam, Psychic, Frustration, and Return as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Alakazam, as they are event-only attacks.

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